A nine-year-old bat boy was tragically killed at a baseball game this weekend in Kansas. 

Kaiser Carlile was running to retrieve a bat when he accidentally ran into the swing of the on-deck batter for the amateur Liberal Bee Jays. 

Kaiser was wearing a helmet, but was still knocked unconscious by the force of the swing. 

 

The team announced Carlile's death on its Facebook page and wore honorary wristbands.

With the permission of the family, and with much sorrow and a very broken heart, I regretfully inform everyone that...

Posted by Liberal Bee Jays on Sunday, August 2, 2015

 

 

An umpire and a player caught the boy before he fell to the ground. The home plate umpire, a paramedic, tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him. 

The National Baseball Congress team plays its games in Liberal, Kansas, outside Wichita. 

A GoFundMe page was set up to assist the family with medical bills and other expenses.